Lawrence W. Reed is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The following remarks on the principle of limited government were delivered June 21, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, at the 27th annual meeting of The Heritage Foundation's Resource Bank. Although directed toward an American audience, the issues raised are relevant to all democracies, including Canada.
The ‘doomsday clock’ is now ‘ticking’ on Iran’s nuclear programme as viable policy options outside of diplomacy appear to be running out in favour of preemption. This Policy Briefing by Senior Fellow Joseph B. Varner examines the present situation.
"Sweden has solved the population and family problems of modern societies. The depopulation that threatens all of the developed, industrial world has been countered there by an aggressive, feminist-inspired reconstruction of the family and by the single-minded pursuit of gender equality in all other aspects of social, cultural, and economic life."
In the late 1970s Dr Paul McHugh, director of psychiatry at the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, halted sex-change operations at the hospital, concluding that surgeons should not carve up a healthy body to satisfy a feeling about what that body should be.
Iran’s continued stridency has placed its nuclear and long-range missile programmers on the brink of either American or Israeli pre-emption without muscular diplomatic intervention by the international community.
Brian Robertson explores the dangers of institutional day care for children by examining data taken from several research studies over a prolonged period of time. He then discusses how day care advocates and interest groups are either minimizing - or ignoring altogether - these troubling findings as they advance their agenda.
Later this fall (2006), in accordance with a promise made early in the last federal general election, the new Government of Canada under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper will introduce a Motion in the House of Commons asking Members of Parliament whether C-38 (officially the Civil Marriage Act of 2005), and the same-sex marriage policy it embodies, should be reviewed.